Is this you? You’ve read some nonduality or spiritual books and have listened to many spiritual teachers talk about awareness and awakening. You’ve had some glimpses of insight but feel lost or stuck. You're not satisfied with just an intellectual understanding of nonduality. You want to take a deeper look into this stuff, get some clarity, and work through what seems to be holding you back from knowing, being and living your true Self (spoiler alert: nothing is holding you back). You want to embody the Truth pointed to through the message of nonduality. You’re not alone.

Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897 – 1981), the founder of Nisarga Yoga, used the word ‘Nisarga’ to signify our natural state prior to identifying as an ego separate from the rest of life. We feel separate from our true Self, and we are trying to become reunited; that is Yoga. Yoga means ‘uniting’, it provides a bridge, a link, a fundamental means of connection. Nisarga Yoga is not a physical practice but a blend of meditation and self-inquiry.

“My home is in the unchangeable, which appears to be a state of constant reconciliation and integration of opposites. People come here to learn about the actual existence of such a state, the obstacles to its emergence, and, once perceived, the art of stabilising it in consciousness, so that there is no clash between understanding and living.”

Nisargadatta taught his disciples to stabilise in their beingness (also called ‘I am-ness’, consciousness) for beingness to reveal its Source (the Self), our ultimate origin. This is the practice and purpose of Nisarga Yoga.

“Keep the ‘I am’ in the focus of awareness, remember that you are, watch yourself ceaselessly... Wrong desires and fears, false ideas, social inhibitions are blocking and preventing its free interplay... The person merges into the witness, the witness into awareness, awareness into pure being, yet identity is not lost, only its limitations are lost. It is transfigured, and becomes the real Self, the sadguru, the eternal friend and guide.“

“This is what I call nisarga yoga, the Natural yoga. It is the art of living in peace and harmony, in friendliness and love. The fruit of it is happiness, uncaused and endless.”
- Nisargadatta Maharaj

Nisargadatta Maharaj taught no path, gave no instruction, no method, no technique. He said we are already whole. We feel we are two: there seems to be a ‘me’ here and a world out there. We must understand we are not two, we are “Advaita” (Sanskrit for ‘not two’). In Nisarga Yoga there is nothing to practise. To know our true Self, we need only be.

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